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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt


This training is for leaders and professionals who want to understand what it takes to create outstanding business results.

You learn important mechanisms to implement the strategy and manage the ongoing operational improvement needs.

The course is 8 days virtual or physical classroom, delivered by partner Aksena.


Target groups

  • Leaders of operational excellence (opex) and business improvement programs.
  • Leaders responsible for the strategy process.
  • Leaders responsible for digitalization strategy.
  • Leaders responsible for the operation.
  • Improvement experts.

The course is divided into 2 modules, with a break of 4 weeks between each module. A module is 4 consecutive days of training.



  1. Designing agile planning and execution processes (department, site).
  2. Designing the strategy deployment process.
  3. How to use Balanced Scorecard (BSC) in the strategy deployment process.
  4. How to use principles from Business Process Management (BPM) to ensure control and continuous improvement.
  5. How to use Value Stream Management (VSM) to drive strategic improvement of the organizational performance.
  6. How to establish and further develop a opex and improvement programs.
  7. How to include corporate initiatives such as sustainability, compliance, HSE and IT in the site and department level regular planning and execution processes.
  8. How to scope and execute digitalization projects using practical Six Sigma.
  9. How to conduct operations assessments.
  10. Important analysis tools for visualization and fact based decisions.
  11. Important relationships between improvement programs and quality management.

Module 1: Strategy deployment

Topics covered:

  • What a Business System is and why it is important.
  • How core values and Lean management principles establish a framework for behavior and decisions.
  • The link between the strategy and the strategy deployment process.
  • What Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is and how it can be used for development, communication and deployment of strategy.
  • What Business Process Management (BPM) is and how it can be used to ensure control and continuous improvements.
  • What Value Stream Management (VSM) is and how it can be used to improve end-to-end performance for products and services.
  • What Hoshin Kanri is and how it can be used in strategy deployment.
  • How to combine theories from Green and Black Belt to form a standardised planning and execution structure handling both strategic and operational needs.

See "Practical information" for an overview of tools included.

Module 2: Data analysis and visualization

Topics covered:

  • Data analysis and visualization to build fact-based understanding
  • Data analysis for documentation of process and product performance
  • Data analysis for fact-based causal analysis
  • Data analysis for fact-based prioritization
  • Evaluation of measurement systems
  • Design of Experiments

See "Practical information" for an overview of tools included.

Tools & methods

The following tools are included:

  • Brainwriting
  • Hoshin kanri
  • Balanced ScoreCards
  • Business Process Management (BPM)
  • The Catchball principle
  • The X-matrix
  • Enterprise process model (EPM)
  • Capital model, human and structural capital
  • SWOT
  • Pestel
  • Porter 5 forces
  • Radar chart
  • Histogram
  • Pareto diagram
  • Control charts (I, MR, Xbar, R, P, U)
  • Introduction to linear regression analysis
  • Introduction to Experimental Design (DoE)
  • Introduction to Capability analysis
  • Introduction to Hypothesis testing
  • Correlation
  • Scatterdiagram
  • Confidence intervals
  • Introduction to Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

Some of the methods and tools are described at the introductory level, others are described thoroughly.

Information before start-up

  • Agenda for the course
  • Recommended preparation
  • Requirements for diploma and certification
  • Other practical information

Diploma & certification

Diploma: To obtain a diploma for successful completion you must have attended at least 6 of 8 course days.

Certification:To become certified Black Belt, participation is required in accordance with the requirements for the diploma (above).

In addition you need to successfully complete the Green Belt course and conduct an approved improvement project within 12 months after the course end.

The project is considered approved if the project owner has approved the project and Aksena has approved the approach, tool usage and documentation.

By agreement, projects other than Six Sigma projects can also be approved.

Course material

The following is included in the course:

  • Electronically distributed course material


Sven H. Danielsen

CEO and Senior Advisor

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Henning Bakken

Henning Bakken

Partner and Senior Advisor

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